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Published August 15th 2019
A cafe with a difference making a difference
I love writing about people who make a difference and this cafe is no exception! My sister told me about this place when I was looking for work and highly recommended it. Hamlet is a not-for-profit social enterprise which sources local and sustainable produce. It was built with incredible support from the community with all sorts of tradies and local businesses donating their time and materials to create this cafe. It was stripped back to maintain the original feel of the place and can seat up to 50 people.
Philosophy Hamlet was built on the food philosophy of connecting with the community. The cafe works hard to foster a strong local community by connecting with local growers and encouraging conversations around best food practice. Tassie is home to farmers who really care about the impact they are having on the land.
Since their opening, in 2016, Hamlet has been transforming lives through practical experience. It provides hands-on training programs for people facing significant barriers to employment, to help them increase their chances of finding paid work. These individuals face barriers to employment due to: Long-term unemployment Intellectual or physical disability A lack of language and or numeracy skills
Check out the achievement board to see the success of the volunteers
Food Hamlet serves ethical and local food. Growers and suppliers include Provenance Growers, Harvest Feast, Hobart Milk Factory, Pigeon Whole Bakery, Suzie Lam, Zimmah Coffee, Longley Organic Farm, Cradoc Hill Butchery, The Art of Tea, Little Wood Farm, Tongola Goat Farm, Golden Free Range Eggs, Hill Farm Produce.
Menu Hamlet has a selection of foods an all-day menu. If you're looking for a breakfast to fill you up, try the Hamlet Breakfast for $22, a seasonal omelette for $16 or a mushroom toastier for $15. For something a bit different try the Buddha Bowl with rice, chilli fried greens, carrot and coriander seed, seasonal vegetable black bean, kimchi and rayu. Pick up a sweet from $3 for an Anzac biscuit or a chocolate nut butter cookie. A great place for a coffee from $4 as well as serving housemade Kombucha for $6. To see the full menu, click here.
Experiencing social, cultural or language barriers? Been out of the workforce for a long time? Then this is the workplace for you! Apply online or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate You can support Hamlet through social media on Instagram and Facebook. You can also donate in very unique ways. You can recognise the hard work of the volunteers and donate $20 for them to have lunch and a coffee. Start someone's journey for $50 which for a 1 hour induction session for 3 Tasmanians who are keen to start their journey at Hamlet. See more ways to donate by clicking here.